Separated by the USA and Mexican international border, San Diego lies on the USA side while Tijuana lies on the Mexican side.
The greater San Diego region has a population of about 2.7 million people. The municipal government boasts an annual operating budget of about $3,031 million dollars (1995).
|The greater Tijuana region has a population of about 2.5 million people and the municipal government has an operating budget of about $49 million dollars (1995). Source|
|Ortega's Buffet in Tijuana. It is a great restaurant for Mexican cuisine.|
|"Give me your
tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
|The Iron Fence - A US border patrol vehicle stands guard.|
|A Christmas sunset in San Diego - Tijuana.|
A temperate climate delivers a mostly summer season year round while the ocean moderates the hot sun.